Mine for the giving
I gave the woman a Dunkin Donuts gift card and told her to get something hot. She didn't thank me. She said, "Those mittens look warm."
On abortion and homosexuality
Nowhere has our callow politics asserted itself more thoughtlessly and noisily than in the politicization of personal or private life.
Faith groups seize political moment
History is littered with the husks of failed faith-based campaigns to change society. Will the current gun control push be different?
Pico Iyer on Graham Greene
Graham Greene "read theology constantly and always refers to God," says Pico Iyer. "But it's a God he doesn't always claim to know."
Case by case
Larry wondered what Stan wanted to see him about. Stan was not the sort of parishioner who often asked for counsel or help with a problem.
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